Overviews of pediatric-endodontics

Alpha Omegan. Fall 1991;84(2):26-7.


Pediatric-endodontics is an expanding part of pediatric dental practice. Emphasis is centered on the retention of primary teeth until the normal exfoliation time utilizing indirect pulp therapy, pulpotomy, pulpectomy and root canal fillings. The preservation of vitality in young permanent teeth via pulp capping and pulpotomy is paramount until root formation is completed. When pulpless, these young teeth may be salvaged by apexification procedures.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Dental Pulp Capping / methods
  • Dental Pulp Test
  • Endodontics / methods*
  • Humans
  • Pulpectomy / methods
  • Pulpotomy / methods
  • Tooth Root / growth & development
  • Tooth, Deciduous / surgery